Public business minister Parvin Gordhan is expected to give his long-awaited testimony to the state commission of inquiry on Monday.
Gordhan is expected to elaborate on how some of his Cabinet colleagues allegedly objected – and attacked – the Treasury look at suspected corruption. According to Gorden, some government officials have tried to stop important legislation that will give the government more power to examine the banking affairs of politicians and businessmen associated with politics.
Gordon was to testify more than a month ago, but his appearance before the commission – headed by Vice President Raymond Zundo – was rejected after he did not submit his full statement to the committee's legal team.
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Gordon's planned appearance received widespread attention, especially after his statement to the committee was de-published and published in the media.
Gordhan rejected the circulation of this statement and Zondo reprimanded the media for it.
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Last week before Gurden was due to deliver his statement, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, the public teacher, said she would investigate Gordhan over allegations that he, in his capacity as South African income tax chief (Sars), unfairly approved the former deputy commissioner of Ivan Pillay's former deputy commissioner , And re-employment in 2010.
But Mahubain's investigation was scrutinized after her office invited Gordhan to meet her, and at the same time was to appear on the Zondo Committee.
The minister's lawyers, in a statement last Saturday, said that Mkhwebane was involved in an initial investigation into allegations similar to those faced by Gordhan in 2016 when he was the subject of a criminal investigation by Hawks. The charges against Gordon were dismissed by the National Commission on 31 October 2016.
Gordhan met with Mkhwebane last Wednesday. His lawyer, Tebogo Malatji, said radio 702 meeting went well.
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Representatives of economic freedom fighters are expected to demonstrate outside the committee on Monday. The party strongly criticized Gorden for allegedly lied to deals with the controversial Gupta family and his associates – details of which are expected to appear during his testimony.
Although Gorden's testimony dominated public attention, the committee was put in the headlines after former MP Wittei Mentor sent a letter to Zondo, in which testimony was given.
Mentor faced the committee in its second week.
She testified that she saw the controversial businessman Pana Halongwin on a flight to China via Dubai in 2010. Mentor suggested that the longwan escort Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzan, on the flight. In her letter to Zondo she said that the man she saw was not really Longwyn.
The flight in question was the first time that Mentor had met Raghu Gupta.
In her testimony, Mentor pointed out that she had previously identified Hlongwane as previously Gauteng Health MEC Brian Hlongwa in her book, There are no sacred cows.